20 Best Looks Featuring Big Box Braids and Their Close-Up Details

Thinking of the most convenient female hairstyles for African American women, box braids are the first that comes to mind. And I mean here, first of all, big, full and rich box braids, giving you that special effortlessly presentable look, so precious especially through the summer months.

Someone may remark that these long chunky box braids aren’t anything new or fresh but rather reminiscent of the 90’s style. We won’t argue, they are, but fashion is cyclic and if they are back, we welcome them with pleasure and go for this statement look, same like Beyonce, Solange and many other gorgeous African American celebrities.

Big box braids look fantastic in simple downdos, letting demonstrate the full length of these superb chunky braids. One of the most popular styles is when your take a few braids from the front section above your forehead and twist them to fix behind your ear. Alternatively you can also go for chic updos, featuring bulky buns or chunky braids. A side-swept fishtail, braided out of big box braids is another on-trend style to rock this season. Half up half down styles with big box braids introduce more variety into your braided hairstyles and allow avoiding an excessive bulkiness on the top of your head if you find it too eccentric.

#3: Chopped Off Shoulder Length Braids

Need a new look? Spice things up with some hair accessories to go along with your braids for a modern African look. Use some small beads like the ones in this photo for a subtle hint of shine.

3 medium length thick box braids
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